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Judge Shuford fends off Radeker’s challenge

 

Lincoln Times-News Staff

 

District Court Judge Meredith Shuford of Lincolnton easily defeated a challenge from fellow Democrat and former Assistant District Attorney Gwynn Radeker of Shelby on Tuesday.

Radeker talked with the Times-News late Tuesday and congratulated his opponent.

“She ran a good campaign and deserved to win,” he said.

“I’m sorry I had other hurdles in my life that kind of prevented me from campaigning.

“I wish her well; I hope she does a good job.”

Radeker’s campaign received a setback last month when federal authorities announced a plea deal with his wife who was under investigation for Medicaid fraud.

Shuford, who recently received certification for juvenile justice, carried both Lincoln and Cleveland counties by a significant margin.

She could not be reached for comment.

Times-News staff members Frank Taylor and Jenna-Ley Harrison contributed to this report.

 

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